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Energy Industries—Bioenergy

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780190622664
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622664
Energy Industries—Bioenergy

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Derived from natural resources, bioenergy is a prominent renewable energy source throughout the world. Most simplistically, it is wood used for cooking and heating; more complex examples include thermochemical conversions that produce biofuels. Although relevant technologies exist (and continue to be developed), many are not yet cost-effective, and questions remain about the industry’s long-term environmental impact.

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Subjects: Science and Mathematics

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